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Greylake - Xmas Day 2014

Greylake - 25 December 2014 (late morning)

2 Peregrine - adult pair perched close together, one on a gatepost and the other on the ground.

1 Kestrel (adult male) - hover-hunting.

1 Sparrowhawk (adult female) - perched on a fence post for five minutes and then flew off low and fast over the marshes.

9+ Common Buzzard - loafing about on low perches and the ground.


350+ Golden Plover
30+ Dunlin


Re: Greylake - 27th Dec

Superb Morning at Greylake in wonderful sunshine although the wind was sharp enough to cut through anything.

Early on 2 Narsh harriers causing all the ducks to take to air and later a buzzard that flew like a Marsh Harrier (low and slow over reeds and then a few feet off the ground). A great sight to see with the ducks again taking to the air.

Ducks consisted of Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Mallard and a single Pintail. Pair of Little Egrets and a few Lapwings.

Will post a few images on my Flickr site later